The Dirty on the Whole 30

Mid-January, my youngest daughter came to me and told me she wanted to do the Whole 30. Some people at school were doing it and she thought it would be good for her. I did some research and told her I would also do it so I could support her on this journey. There is...

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A Monthly Experiment on the Compound Effect of Gratitude

Like many of you, I am the President and CEO of my household. It's not a role I was particularly interested in and not one I formally applied for, but I am certainly the most qualified one to hold the title. With me in the corner office, there is always toilet paper...

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From Presence to Alchemy: My 2017 Word of the Year

This is my 10th year picking a Word of the Year (#OneLittleWord) as opposed to setting resolutions. I started off with buoyant in 2008, then flowed into courage ('09), be ('10), discipline ('11), impact ('12), transcend ('13), nourish ('14), strengthen ('15), and...

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A Peace Treaty Between My Thighs and Me

These are my thighs.                       99.8% of the time, they are covered up by shorts when I am at the beach. I don't really like wearing shorts at the beach—it's just something I've done since having...

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This One’s For ALL the Daughters

I spent some time in DC this past week for my oldest daughter's basketball tournament. Let me tell you, it was both enlightening and also quite difficult to be in our nation's capitol during this election year. I spent a lot of time listening and not a lot of time...

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PRESENCE: My 2016 Word of the Year

There are few growth processes I enjoy as much as I enjoy picking out a word for the year. This was a tradition I started in 2008 and every year I go a little deeper and think a bit broader. Resolutions come and go (and most go unfulfilled)—these words become part of...

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How I Dealt With a Personal Maelstrom—and You Can, Too

You guys, I haven't had a good, old-fashioned vulnerability post in a while, so here it is. Please read on and know that whatever you are going through at the moment—you can make it to the other side. I believe in you. I was writing this morning, as I have every day...

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